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No place for blackface

No place for blackface

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 10, 2019

Some call it an ill-advised Halloween costume decision. Others may associate it with Virginia's Democrat governor, Ralph Northam and certain photos of his from college. Or recently, many think of a pair of shoes made by Katy Perry. Princeton historian Rhae Lynn Barnes describes it to be “as Americ...

The NFL Behind the Curtain

The NFL Behind the Curtain

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 6, 2019

The day that will forever live in infamy in the hearts of Saints fans: Jan. 20, 2019. The “no-call” by referee Bill Vinovich is marked as one of the worst cases of officiating in recent years. How did this happen? Why are we stuck with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s simple answer that “the offic...

Plan B should be free

Plan B should be free

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Once or twice in my sex life, a condom has slipped off. Or maybe I forgot to take my birth control pill, or my then-long-term partner and I just used the pull-out method. Whatever the case, accidents happen. The accessibility of over-the-counter Plan B pills in recent years has proven to be a real l...

Response to “Recycling at UNO”

Christy Lorio, Contributor

March 6, 2019

Last week the Driftwood published an article about the recycling initiatives on campus and shared a startling statistic — UNO produces 5,000,000 pounds of recyclable waste. That number initially disappointed me, but I wasn’t shocked. It only takes an observant eye and a walk around campus during...

Crisis in Venezuela: an unimportant opinion from an unimportant American

Crisis in Venezuela: an unimportant opinion from an unimportant American

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2019

The ongoing crisis in Venezuela is not as complicated as the news would make you believe. It’s a power struggle that now has other foreign powers involved, and at the end of the day, it seems like the Venezuelan people will still suffer just as they have before. There are two key players to note in this cr...

Free yoga class, a great chance to relax and rewire

Free yoga class, a great chance to relax and rewire

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2019

Sunday morning in the Bywater is a quiet, relaxed affair. The colorful shotgun homes stare at each other wordlessly; vessels slip down the river unheard. The air was still as I approached Parleaux Beer Lab for their weekly free yoga class. Prior to this, I’ve done yoga a grand total of two times: onc...

MAGA Hats at a Walk for Life

MAGA Hats at a Walk for Life

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

January 23, 2019

During this MLK weekend, a great march was held in Washington D.C., the Indigenous Peoples march as well as a March for Life. I wish it was as simple as that, but of course, in the America we live in, nothing is that simple. A viral video had surfaced on Twitter and other social media platforms depicting...

Despite benefits, lateness is fundamentally disrespectful

Erinn Beth Langille

October 10, 2018

Lateness can plague universities, with tardy students disrupting classes and missing deadlines for assignments. It isn’t just students that suffer, but professors, classmates and the wallet too. If students show up on time, they get the benefit of the full class time in which to learn and disc...

On Modern Argument

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018

Being honest with myself, I am often the person who struggles to pay attention to the conversation until it is again my turn to talk. We are all selfish — it’s the human survival strategy, after all, so can we be blamed? — and that always comes out in the ways we interact with each other. Bu...

#MeToo: the movement’s second wave

Erinn Beth Langille

October 3, 2018

We are in what some might consider a second wave of the #MeToo movement. Consider the first wave of the #MeToo movement to be marked by ‘revelation:’ the admission that sexual harassment, assault and rape culture are common and pervasive, and the revelation that such sexual violence and gender disc...

Everyone deserves to disconnect

Erinn Beth Langille

October 3, 2018

Studies show that after-work emails cause stress and anxiety, even if you don’t open them. The same goes for school-related emails, and emails from your fraternities, sororities, extracurricular activities and clubs. We all send and receive emails, and we usually do it whenever we feel it nece...

Places to haunt in October

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 3, 2018

October has started, and that means Halloween is only a few weeks away. Many places are amping up their spooky decorations and their connection to the great beyond. New Orleans in particular has many options opening up to the public for having a good scare and a good time. The Mortuary is a self-guid...

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